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“I would never recognize me, if I saw myself now”

When she arrived at Daraja Academy four years ago, Joyce was quiet and nervous, but undoubtedly determined for a better future. Although she grew up in an environment with little encouragement and no positive role models, Joyce was determined to continue her education past primary school. During her first and second years at Daraja, Joyce

Alumni Check-In: Leila at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Since Daraja’s first graduation ceremony in August, our graduates have dispersed themselves throughout the country, each with a separate journey. Some graduates have been volunteering before their January report date for University attendance, some have already started their University classes or are starting in January, some have been teaching, some have found jobs with banks

K.C.S.E. finishers say “See you later” to Daraja’s campus!

After four weeks of grueling test taking, our Daraja's Class of 2013 finished their K.C.S.E. testing last Friday! At 10:30 AM, the final testing bell rang and students emerged from their classroom with radiant smiles, sighs of relief, and jumps for joy. They each turned in their finals papers to the test administrators, who shared

Sponsor Spotlight: Lauren & Jael

In addition to participating in events like Bay to Breakers, visiting campus, and staying up to date with Daraja on our Facebook and Twitter, supporters have a unique opportunity to sponsor a student on Daraja’s campus. This sponsor-student relationship is incredibly special, since the students really treasure their sponsor’s contribution to their education. Students communicate

An Inside Look: A Day in Class with First-year students

Many visitors to campus have experienced what it is like to be a student on a typical day at Daraja. Students wake up early in the morning before the sun rises for study hall and attend classes until late afternoon. After classes, girls participate in the afternoon activity for the day which can include clubs,

KCSE Exams 2013: We’re halfway done!

When the KCSE testing began, Daraja’s fourth year students felt excited, anxious, and undoubtedly nervous. At 8:00 in the morning on Tuesday, October 22, first, second, and third year students hugged their big sisters and watched as they lined up to enter their exam rooms. Nine weekdays and fourteen exams later, the fourth year students

Daraja Rain: An essay by Barbara Rick

The following essay was written by our friend, Barbara Rick, about Daraja's very first Graduation Day this past August. The essay was originally published in issue No. 8 for Works and Days Quarterly, an online journal of arts, letters, and craft. Visit their webpage to read the full Autumn issue and see the original version of

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